“it is for doing Pooja only isn’t it? You will have it! “



Here is the experience narrated by Sri Ramani in his own words…

My grand mother an ardent devotee of Periavah used to visit Kancheepuram often when Periavah used to spend in around that place. I am talking about the period between 1957 – 1964. ( my grand mother died in 1964).

She had been aspiring to get a “Periavah Paadham” for doing her daily Pooja. Whenever she requested Periavah would simply nod and never gave one to her. When others were given, somehow when her turn came nothing would be left for Him to offer one. He would simply smile and say next time.

Once it was so disappointing incident when another woman accompanied her got it, but when her turn was next there was nothing left. Seeing her disappointment on her face Periavah said, ” it is only for doing Pooja only isn’t it? You will have it “.

My grandma couldn’t digest this.

She literally came back crying , saying I don’t deserve , that is why He has not given me. Or may be our Swami kovil is not in a separate room there is no sanctity in the house and that’s why she has not given … and things like that.

Next day after doing her morning Pooja, as usual, she kept the two Parijatha flower at the bottom of the photo of Mahaperiavah dipping it in water and sticking on the glass face of the photo, as she used to do. After a Namaskaram she got up , among tears she noticed Two Paadhams having been formed in the photo, as if it is embossed. The water coming from the flower had transformed such an impression. She immediately rushed to Kanchipuram to share with Periavah.

Believe He just smiled as if he knew about it and just nodded. I am attaching the photo here . It is still there even after 50 years! You would notice the two Paadams at the bottom of the frame.


Shankara! From mahaperiyava.org

Categories: Devotee Experiences

11 replies

  1. Our Humble Pranams at the Lotus feet of Our Maha Guru Sankaracharya Swamigal of Sri Kanchi Kama Koti Peetam.All his miracles are bound less, it is my grand father Shri T.S Anantha Krishna Iyer who introduce introduce Periyava when we were five years old as “Ummachi Thatha”,now i am 64 years old,but even today my thathas sayings about two great saints Periyava and Ramana Maharshigal are still in our ears. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara.

  2. Sir,

    Please discontinue by sending e.mails everyday to this e.mail Id from sage of Kancji.

    Thanking you,

    R.Srinivasan & K.Saroja


    Sent from Windows Mail

    • I guess you should unsubscribe through the link at the bottom of the email. For the first time, I am hearing someone wants to unsubscribe from Periyava’s email 🙂 Everyone’s preference and privacy should be respected. If you are unable to unsubscribe, pl let me know….

      Thanks for being with us till now…


  3. Respected Sir, Received your message about Mahaswamigal. Today is also swamigal is showing his Grace by way of such herart touching incidents. Thanking you Sir Regards. M.Mohan

  4. hara hara sankara jaya jaya sankara

  5. What we require is Faith and Devotion only to our Maha Periyava, if the one is there then automatically other one too will reach you surely.. Periyava Malaradi Padame thunai.

  6. மகாபெரியவா பாதம் சரணம் — when I was listening to Kamrarayanam by Velukudi — He says how big the Padha Poojai – Bhrathan is considered because of the Padharatchai — Big Anugraham to get the Periyava Padharatchai — Those who got them must be equvalent to Bhardhan Himself.

    • The photo is not very clear. Can we have a higher resolution photograph please or better still can Mr Ramani permit a darshan of the photo in his house if it is not too much of a hassle?

      N Subramanian

  7. Guru Anugraham can grant you anything,one only needs to have faith

  8. Mind boggling.

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